Film screening : "Coded Bias" (2020) by Shalini Kantaaya

HMKV at the Dortmunder U | Cinema, ground floor

The international film programme (in English language) extends the discussions on artificial intelligence from the exhibition House of Mirrors at the HMKV. It focuses on the experimental status of artificial 'intelligence', which is used in the course of scientific experiments and knowledge.

Every Thursday the event series Kleiner Freitag (small Friday) takes place at the Dortmunder U. In this context the HMKV cordially invites you to the cinema of the Dortmunder U at 19:00 (ground floor, doors open from 18:30).

Language of the movie: English

When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that many facial recognition technologies misclassify women and darker-skinned faces, she is compelled to investigate further and start the Algorithmic Justice League. It turns out that artificial intelligence, which was defined by a homogeneous group of men, is not neutral. What Buolamwini learns about widespread bias in algorithms drives her to push the U.S. government to create the first-ever legislation to counter the far-reaching dangers of bias in a technology that is steadily encroaching on our lives.

Centering on the voices of women leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected, Coded Bias asks two key questions: what is the impact of Artificial Intelligence’s increasing role in governing our liberties? And what are the consequences for people stuck in the crosshairs due to their race, color, and gender?



Image: Courtesy of Women Make Movies

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